Fish and Roddick win in Atlanta, Pospisil survives hot three-setter

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One day after losing his first-round match at the BB&T Atlanta Open, Mardy Fish–a two-time singles champion of the event–found the win column on Wednesday evening.

And he did it with an old friend: none other than Andy Roddick.

Fish and Roddick teamed up to win their opening doubles match 7-6(2), 6-4 over Yen-Hsun Lu and former Wimbledon doubles champion Jonathan Marray. It was Roddick’s first appearance in official ATP competition since retiring from tennis at the 2012 U.S. Open.

“When you don’t play for that long, you don’t know what to expect,” Roddick said afterward. “I had a blast and I really wanted to win that.”

Another man who clearly wanted to win on Wednesday was Vasek Pospisil. Like Fish, Pospisil had already endured one loss this week. The Canadian and Jack Sock were the defending doubles champions in Atlanta but they lost right away this time around to Gilles…

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